32. National Preparedness Month

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared September to be National Preparedness Month, a period to make plans for your community, your family and your pets.

This week’s nationwide focus is floods, making it a good time to recall this year’s flooding first in Logan County and later Darke County.  Many families were caught unprepared for these waters, despite the fact that both counties are no strangers to high water.

While flooding can get much worse than the local events, that is little comfort if you, your family, your pets and your property are involved.  In 1959 my family’s Springfield, Ohio welding shop had so much mud in the building that you might still find some there today!  I can close my eyes and still see it, although I was only seven years old at the time.

To learn more about National Preparedness Month, visit their website at: http://www.ready.gov/september for more information.